last week I was having a conversation with 2 different agents. We were talking about about lower end priced properties. One said that " majority of buyers don't search for price, they search for what that they want for e.g.: 3 or 4 bedrooms, location backyard etc etc, this comes before price. " I found this somewhat hard to believe. I would of thought that at the lower end market, price would of been more important. I laughed and added that i didn't have that luxury in my life I was limited by price. The following week I spoke to another and we were taking about bank vals. I said that I had a particular property valued by the bank as being x amount. He then interrupted and asked why I had it valued? I then replied that it was for a equity draw, he then said that the bank would of valued it this way (slightly high) as they like lending money, I said ah-huh. He then went on to say that if you went to sell your house the buyer may have a problem getting finance if the house was priced to high and the bank valued it lower. I said I was under the impression that banks usually value the house to which the seller and buyer was willing to exchange at. He said not always- The point though it seems he was trying to make...was that when you sell your house you need to price your house carefully because if you price too high the seller might not get finance -but im not sure this is correct, If you look at listings carefully you will see some agents price slightly higher than others for similar stock- so wouldn't this be less/more work involved? wouldn't an agent use this tactic if he didn't want to take a property to market that may require more work/stronger negotiating skills?